The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Covington operates on a year-round basis dismissing only for observance of legal holidays, instructor in-service, breaks between terms and student vacation days. Full-time preparatory classes are scheduled five days a week for six hours a day.
The calendar for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Newbern is based on three equal trimesters that include 216 instructional days. The three trimesters are:
- Fall: September, October, November, December
- Spring: January, February, March, April
- Summer: May, June, July, August
The college may extend the ending dates of periods of instruction at any time prior to or during the academic year due to emergencies beyond the reasonable control of the school, including severe weather, loss of utilities, or orders by governing agencies.
432 hours = 1 trimester
864 hours = 2 trimesters
1296 hours = 3 trimesters
1728 hours = 4 trimesters
2160 hours = 5 trimesters